Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Bank of Ireland Fellowship

The Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, in conjunction with Bank of Ireland announces a one-year fellowship in Human Rights Law for a scholar of note from a developing country at the post-doctorate level. Applications are invited for this fellowship from academics of any developing country whose research output and teaching focus on, or relate to, the area of human rights. While the Centre is engaged in the teaching and research in international human rights law, this fellowship is not restricted to scholars with legal backgrounds. Interested candidates should send in their complete CV, outlining their engagement with human rights issues or organisations and teaching interests. In addition candidates are also requested to send a brief abstract of research they wish to pursue during their time at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. It is also desirable to submit at least two letters of recommendation with the application.
The application package should be sent addressed to:
Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic Of Ireland. Applications may also be made by e-mail to: kathleen.cavanaugh@nuigalway.ie
The following terms and conditions are applicable:
1. The Fellowship is tenable at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway for one year beginning as soon in the 2010-11 academic year as possible preferably by September 2010 but by no later than October 2010.
2. The fellow is required to reside in Galway during the fellowship
3. Recipients will be selected on the basis of engagement with human rights issues – gauged by research output and teaching interests, work within human rights NGOs and postgraduate qualifications in the field.
4. It is desirable that the recipient have experience in his/her local human rights NGOs.
5. The application should highlight a specific research project that will be undertaken during the year in Ireland
6. The total fellowship amount is €20,000 for one year
7. The recipient of the Fellowship is responsible for his or her own travel to and from Galway.
8. The recipient will be responsible for his/her own accommodation while in Galway. The university will provide assistance in locating accommodation.
9. The recipient will accept the right of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway and the Bank of Ireland to make reference to the holder in any promotional statements made in connection with the Fellowship.
10. All publication, reports, conference papers etc. that may be produced as a result of the Fellowship must acknowledge the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway.
11. Applications will be considered by a special academic panel nominated by the President. The President will, on the advice of the panel, announce the name of the recipient of the Fellowship to the University Governing Authority and appropriate academic bodies.
12. On completion of the Fellowship, the candidate will be obliged to prepare a final report for presentation to NUI Galway.
For further information on the Centre and the University, please visit:
Please note: applications must be received by August 1, 2010. The Fellow will be announced by August 10th. The recipient of the award must be willing to take up the position by no later than the end of October 2010.

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